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Category: Our Tea Guys Journal, Tales From Around The Teapot, Things we love | Posted on: February 17, 2015

Fairtrade Fortnight: How to Get Involved!

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From humble beginnings as a medicinal crop in China five thousand years ago to becoming the most popular drink after water, tea is an amazing (and delicious!) product. Around the globe, the lives and livelihoods of millions of people depend on tea; and the small choices we make as consumers add up to a massive impact.

 

For the love of tea!

The Fairtrade Foundation works to offset the injustices of international trade, helping farmers and workers in the developing world to face the challenges of rising food and fuel costs, an increasingly volatile climate, and unstable prices for their goods. The Fairtrade Standards for tea include a minimum price which acts as a safety net against the unpredictable market, guaranteeing farmers get a price that covers the expenses of production.

Here at Clipper, we are incredibly proud to support the Fairtrade cause, with an entire range of tea, coffee and hot chocolate which is, and always will be, Fairtrade. We were the UK’s first Fairtrade tea brand, and since helping to write the guidelines on what it means to trade tea fairly back in 1994, we’ve come such a long way. Nowadays nearly 80% of people in the UK recognise the Fairtrade Mark!

With Fairtrade Fortnight on the horizon we thought we’d shed a little light on this important event, and look at how we can all get involved… Read More



Category: Tales From Around The Teapot | Posted on: October 7, 2014

Finland, Finland, Finland…

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As you may know, Clipper is loved all over the globe, and Finland is home to some of the biggest Clipper fans of them all. We’ve been working with our distributors in Finland for over fifteen years, and have a great relationship with them. We love the thought of our delicious teas heading up towards the Arctic Circle to warm up our Nordic friends! We recently sent Fran over to Helsinki, and here’s how she got on:

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Category: Tales From Around The Teapot, Things we love | Posted on: June 10, 2014

Bertie and Jack Creativity!

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Emma and Becky are the fabulous ladies behind Bertie & Jack, the original cut-out design company, and two of the most creative people we know! Ever since they started experimenting with cutting their kooky designs from mount board in 2009, they have consistently conjured up beautiful creations; read below as Emma explains how they stay inspired. Read More



Category: Recipes, Tales From Around The Teapot | Posted on: June 2, 2014

Lianne Marie Cooks with Tea!

TIMG_0135his month we’re all about getting creative, and guest blogger Lianne Marie certainly knows all about that! From 2011 she has run the blog Everything Goes With Toast, making surprising meals out of things anyone might have in their fridge, and giving classic recipes a modern twist.

She believes in cooking to taste, using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients rather than forced or artificially ripened produce or processed foods, and believe that if you don’t like something then chances are it just hasn’t been prepared well. You can scroll through all her wonderful recipes by selecting a specific ingredient, be that capers or champagne, Wendsleydale or walnuts.

Below are some recipes magicked up by Lianne, featuring our fuso tea tents range!

 

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